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Damien Enright: Over-fishing of sprat in bays is destroying fish stocks

Sprat are caught by the ton, each ton being over one million fish, in shallow bays by pair trawling, two boats hauling a vast net between them. The result is bays and estuaries becoming as lifeless as deserts beneath the surface.

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